On Thursday, Feb. 21, the Bay Area Film Society of San Francisco, CA
is hosting a screening of "Farmcore," a documentary on...
San Francisco’s legendary Farm, located in the Mission District during the 1980s. The Farm hosted punk shows that featured such bands as the Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains, Black Flag, and Butthole Surfers. The Farm also hosted community gardens, an art gallery, child daycare center, and a multicultural community space. After all other major punk clubs in the city had been shut down, the Farm raged on until late 1987, when it became an early victim of gentrification of the Mission District.
I went there when I was a teenager, and saw punk bands upstairs AND goats/chickens down in the basement. Was an early site of SRL site, too. The Farm totally blew my mind, and was a big reason I moved out to the West Coast. It showed me the community of freaks and artists I longed to be a part of—and, happily, now I am.
If you can't make it to San Francisco for the screening, you can watch the film online.
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